The DIS 2018 Doctoral Consortium provides current doctoral candidates unique opportunities to present their projects to receive feedback from, and engage in exchanges with, researchers and peers in design-related fields from around the world, in a stimulating, open, and safe environment.

DIS 2018 Doctoral Consortium

You must be enrolled in a design-related discipline as a doctoral candidate at the time of submitting your application and at the time of the conference. You will get most value from attending if you are already in possession of a clear direction for your thesis but have not yet finished your research. However, people at other stages may be considered. We are expecting to take up to 10 people.

Important Dates

  • 21 March, 2018: Doctoral Consortium applications due.
    Submission closes at 23:59 PDT.
  • 4 April, 2018: Doctoral Consortium author notifications
  • 9 April, 2018: Camera ready versions of accepted papers due
  • 9-10 June, 2018: DIS 2018 Workshops and Doctoral Consortium
  • 11-13 June, 2018: DIS 2018 Conference

Preparing and Submitting

Submit two separate PDFs via the Precision Conference System.

Document 1: PhD Abstract.

Document 2: Supporting Materials. The supporting document should include the following:

  • A short CV (max 1 page).
  • A list of three key readings that have influenced your PhD, with a short description for each reading (max 1 page).
  • A brief statement of support from your PhD supervisor, which includes a statement of where you are in your PhD process (max 200 words).
  • A written statement of commitment to do the requested preparation ahead of attending.

Review Process

Submissions will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium Chairs. Participation in the Doctoral Consortium will be limited to candidates who have been accepted into the Consortium. You will be notified of the outcome by 2 April 2018.

Participation: register for DIS 2018

Register for DIS 2018; pay attention to the early-bird period. Participation in the Doctoral Consortium is free of charge to the invited participants. If you are presenting and/or participating in any other part of DIS 2018, you will need to pay the student conference registration fee.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Ron Wakkary
Simon Fraser University and Eindhoven University of Technology
John Vines
Northumbria University

You can contact the chairs by sending an email to dc [AT]